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Tamara Jercha Makes Salons Sustainable

Tamara Jercha, sustainable business alum, was featured in Modern Salon magazine, highlighting her organization's recent study on creating a zero waste salon and spa environment.

Excerpt from an article by Stacey Soble in Modern Salon,
February 13, 2014
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"Creating and implementing sustainable business practices is no longer the single domain of big corporations," says Tamara Jercha, a sustainability consultant and the founder of The National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas. "Salon industry professionals are taking notes from their business partners in manufacturing, paying special attention to energy efficiency, water conservation and waste reduction."

In a newly released study, The National Association of Eco-Friendly Salons & Spas is focused on creating a zero waste salon and spa environment, giving guidance to all who embark on the path of sustainability. To conduct the study, NAEFSS partnered with TerraCycle and Jonathan Kane Salon and Spa in Flossmoor, Illinois, owned by Larry and Kathleen Kane.

"We had conducted a sustainability study earlier in the year, and this really sparked our interest," says Larry Kane. "I have always been a conservationist at heart, and being an Aveda Concept Salon, the Zero Waste Project fell right into our mission. We feel strongly that consumers will seek those products and services that follow a principle of environmental awareness."

» Read the full article on ModernSalon.com

Tamara Jercha earned an MBA in Sustainable Business from Marylhurst University in 2011. She is a sustainability consultant to the salon and spa industry, helping owners understand the meaning of the business world's fastest growing megatrend and how its concepts directly relate to their individual spaces.

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